The Government is providing further funding to support some new one off business grants payments to support businesses as we move out of lockdown. There are two schemes in operation:
Additional Restrictions Grant
The discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant scheme is for the period 1 April – 21 June 2021. The scheme is in place to support businesses that do not have a Rateable Value but would otherwise be in line with the eligibility criteria for a Restart Grant. Grants will be paid directly to businesses who had previously received Additional Restrictions Grants in the period January – March 2021. Those businesses will receive their grants on Monday 10 May.
Businesses who consider that they are eligible should apply using the application form. Similarly, you should also apply if you have already received a grant and consider that your property costs are so significant that an additional payment should be made. Please note, that additional grant payments will only be made in exceptional circumstances.
The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Grants will be paid at the following levels for non essential retail businesses:
- Businesses with a Rateable Value of less than £15,000: £2,667
- Businesses with a Rateable Value of £15,001 - £50,999: £4,000
- Businesses with a Rateable Value of £51,000 and above: £6,000
Grants will be paid at the following levels for businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
- Businesses with a Rateable Value of less than £15,000: £8,000
- Businesses with a Rateable Value of £15,001 - £50,999: £12,000
- Businesses with a Rateable Value of £51,000 and above: £18,000
Grants will be paid directly to businesses who are considered to be eligible that received Local Restrictions Support Grant during the previous grants scheme.
Other businesses will need to apply online for a grant and an application form will be available shortly.
Businesses should refer to the Government guidance on the grants scheme, as some businesses that were eligible for funding under the Local Restrictions Support Grant will not be eligible for the Restart Scheme grant.
The direct grant payments will be made once we have received the funding for the scheme from the Government.
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